Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our region in-brief

sadviser August 17, 2011

CCTV Sewer Inspection Works
Shepparton: Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) sewer system inspection works are underway using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) technology.
The $15,000 project is targeting sewers at risk of failure and will gain information regarding the system’s condition to allow GVW to schedule maintenance plans.
Inspections are due for completion by September.
For more details or to report a service issue phone: 1800 45 45 00.

Free online business listing
Greater Shepparton: Council is inviting local businesses to update their details on its online Business Directory free of charge.
Council’s Team Leader Business and Industry, Geoff Hay said the directory is a valuable resource for prospective, new and current residents seeking products and services of local businesses.
“Not only are we encouraging existing businesses to check the accuracy of their details, but also inviting new businesses to add their business listing.”
Go to: www.greatershepparton.com.au/directory.asp to view the directory.

Operation Safe Plate
Greater Shepparton Police Service Area Community Safety Group (Neighbourhood Watch) will conduct a plate securing day at the Bunnings car park between 10am and 2pm on Sunday, October 2. Screws on the day will be free compliments of Bunnings. For more information, contact Leading Senior Constable Bull on 5820 5830.

Free Tax Help
VOLUNTEERS trained and accredited by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) are now available to assist low income earners with their tax returns across the region.
Tax Help is a free and confidential service provided by local ATO-trained volunteers in a community centre near you.
The free service is available to low-income earners, who earn around $50,000 or less per year, and who have straightforward tax affairs.
Tax Help is available by appointment only until the end of October.
To find out if you are eligible or to make an appointment at your nearest Tax Help centre phone: 13 28 61.

Hot water bottle burns warning
KIDSAFE Victoria has issued a warning about hot water bottle burns.
Kidsafe are urging people to check the condition of their hot water bottles and consider safety tips when using them, especially for children.
They warn that while hot water bottles can be a good source of heat, they also have the potential to cause serious burn and scald injuries.
They advise that any hot water bottles that are brittle or have cracks should be replaced immediately.
Every year, up to 200 Australians are admitted to hospital because of serious burns from hot water bottles.
For more information go to: www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/759045

Numurkah show day public holiday 
Moira Shire: Council has requested Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business to declare a public holiday in Numurkah district for Numurkah Show.
Council agreed to request the Numurkah Show Day public holiday in lieu of Melbourne Cup Day holiday at its July 18 Council Meeting.
Moira Shire Councillor, David McKenzie said there was strong community support for the public holiday.
If declared the holiday will apply to Numurkah district defined by the former Shire of Numurkah boundaries.

$25,000 grants on offer to stamp out graffiti
Benalla Electorate: Councils now have access to grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to target graffiti under an expanded State eradication program.
The grants will fund projects that deter, prevent and clean-up graffiti, such as graffiti removal kits and trailers, education programs and environmental design features such as murals.